Utilities Metering Engineer

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA Engineering

Job Reference #: 18000439

The University of Iowa Department of Facilities Management is seeking a Utilities Metering Engineer (Project Engineer) to be responsible for overseeing the implementation of utility metering, utility bill processing and analysis. This position will help maintain the metering front-end of the utility billing software and oversee data quality for import to the data warehouse in support of analytics.

Duties include:

  • Develop expertise in the installation and maintenance of accurate utility metering systems, including design of preventive maintenance programs for meters.
  • Drive and implement necessary changes with the utility billing software including addition and deletion of meters, changes in customer accounting due to university-driven realignment, and maintain appropriate customer metrics and dashboards.
  • Resolve perceived billing issues by developing a thorough understanding of Utility's metering processes, historical trends, utility billing software audit triggers, and weather data.
  • Collaborate with Utilities Production Plant engineer to drive commodity balancing and communicate production meter issues to billing review team.
  • Participate in utilities billing review for all Utilities customers bills.
  • Communicate with Utilities personnel for budgeting purposes as well as change management associated with the Energy Control Center, utility billing, and reporting.
  • Collaborate with Energy Control Center for developing and maintaining energy consumption benchmarking data, including STARS, Sightlines, APPA FPI, and others.
  • Support fulfilling energy data reporting requests made by FM and University leadership.

**To apply, please attach a cover letter and a resume**

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Iowa offers a generous benefits package, including 12 days paid vacation per year to start and paid sick leave. Complete information regarding the full benefits package may be viewed at:

Facilities Management (FM) is a service unit of approximately 700 employees who work behind the scenes, 24 hours a day, serving the University of Iowa as stewards of our beautiful Iowa City campus. FM staff coordinate campus master planning, manage design & construction, maintain & clean the buildings & the grounds, and provide utilities management.

The University of Iowa is one of the nation’s premier public research universities, with 11 colleges offering internationally recognized programs in disciplines ranging from otolaryngology to fiction writing, printmaking to space science, hydraulic engineering to dance. Iowa draws nearly 33,000 students from more than 100 countries and all 50 U.S. states, and employs about 29,500 faculty and staff.

The university is located along the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City, a city of some 77,000 people (170,000+ in the metro area) regularly ranked as one of the nation’s best places to live. Iowa City is less than four hours from Chicago and within five hours of Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Kansas City, readily accessible via interstate highways and a regional airport 30 minutes away.

Professional & Scientific job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions or additional information, please contact Carrie Boles, Facilities Management Human Resources (carrier-).

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related engineering field.
  • 3-5 year's experience with at least 3 years involving energy production and delivery systems.
  • Demonstrated understanding of steam, chilled water, electrical, and domestic water systems.
  • Knowledge of utility revenue metering equipment.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate freely with supervisors and peers, as well as and others across campus who may lack full understanding of technical issues surrounding utilities.
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including presentations to large groups.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of staff at all levels of an organization.

Desired Qualifications
  • Relevant experience with university or college campus energy production and distribution.
  • Licensed as a Professional Engineer in Iowa.
  • Experience with utility billing software or analysis of large datasets.
  • Experience with fault detection and diagnostics for utility systems.

Job ID: 65715

Posted 28 days ago

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